|By PR Newswire||
|January 16, 2014 03:46 PM EST||
-- St. Andrews Country Club Hosts 7th Annual Morgan & Friends Fight Cancer Golf Tournament
BOCA RATON, Florida, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 7th Annual Morgan & Friends Fight Cancer Golf Tournament hosted by St. Andrews Country Club January 5 and 6 raised $600,000 to fight breast cancer. $3.4 million has been raised entirely through the generosity of St. Andrews CC members and sponsors of the Morgan Pressel Foundation since 2007. Pressel, LPGA star, is the St. Andrews Resident Touring Professional.
Pressel, her Morgan Pressel Foundation Committee, St. Andrews CC members and LPGA stars Paula Creamer, Juli Inkster, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller and Lexi Thompson helped make this year the most successful fund-raiser yet.
The foundation supports Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Kathryn Krickstein Pressel MammoVan, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Morgan Pressel Center for Cancer Genetics. Each year the Morgan & Friends Fight Cancer Golf Tournament enjoys significant growth from St. Andrews member participation, sponsors and donations.
Pressel said, "For seven years, together with my fellow St. Andrews members and numerous LPGA and PGA stars, we have raised over $3.4 million dollars in the fight against breast cancer. It amazes me when I think of that amount being raised for a cause so close to me and many others." Pressel added, "I thank the Morgan Pressel Foundation committee for their ongoing commitment; to the St. Andrews participants and sponsors for their generosity; and to friends Paula, Juli, Stacy, Gerina and Lexi who offered their time to help make this year's event a record fund-raiser."
Bobby Collins, superstar comedian, starred Sunday evening at the cocktail reception, dinner and silent and live auctions. On Monday, winning bidders played 9 holes with an LPGA star and enjoyed golf clinics hosted by Pressel and friends, entertaining 175 club members with personal anecdotes about their careers.
Craig D. Martin, COO/GM St. Andrews CC recapped, "Every year this event gains momentum through member participation and sponsorships as a result of the hard work Morgan and her foundation put in to produce a first-class golf tournament and fund-raising effort. The professionalism and five-star logistics executed by the foundation and our professional staff continues to impress me and all those who participate in this exclusive member-only event."
About St. Andrews Country Club:
St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton, a resident-only Platinum Club of America and a Distinguished Emerald Club of the World internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences, recently completed $14 million renovations. The Club features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design®. The club offers a comprehensive Golf Performance Center with indoor hitting bay, private practice area, V1 Digital Coaching System and FlightScope Launch Monitor® technologies, and a Callaway Golf® branded club fitting area. Aaron Krickstein, formerly ranked #6 in the world, oversees a full tennis program, 15 clay tennis courts, including a European red clay court. The club also features a full service spa and fitness center and a 125,000 square foot completely remodeled Clubhouse with four unique restaurants. A brand new Recreation & Aquatic Center features three pools, poolside dining, Splash Club and state-of-the-art playground equipment and air-conditioned game room. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is the home course to LPGA Touring Professional and resident Morgan Pressel. For more information, please visit www.standrewscc.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.